Drawing and watercolor artwork is the freedom of using imagination to express one’s ideas or feelings, of what is beautiful and appealing, according to aesthetic principles in the realm. Both of these art mediums are known to capture an artistic idea and portray it in a visual form, often inviting the viewer to contemplate. Discover the world of watercolors and drawings for sale on Bidsquare live auctions, featuring a curated collection of works by a wide range of well-respected names from the history of art, spanning many schools and movements.
From the early renaissance to early 20th-century avant-garde, watercolor has captured the imaginations of painters to creatively represent dreams, illusions, emotions, and bright feelings using this medium of art throughout the centuries. Simple, inexpensive, and incredibly beautiful, watercolor paintings involve a combination of pigments, adhesive material, and water, often applied on paper, vellum, or silk.
Many known artists have highlighted the aesthetic of these art forms with their distinct approaches. Old masters such as Sir Van Dyck and Albrecht Duerer often found themselves immersed in painting the beauty of nature and landscape in watercolor. Beloved for its soft, dreamy look, this medium was also popular among Abstractionists such as Wassily Kandinsky. Kadinsky, along with several abstract artists, has long been pushing the limits of watercolor, moving away from details and reality while embracing expressive art. Several varieties can be found on both drawings and watercolors on sale all around the world, such as traditional Chinese silk paintings, medieval manuscripts, and traditional Egyptian paintings.
On the other hand, a rapidly executed drawing brings immediacy and sheer boldness. From hyperrealism to dot technique and surrealist effects, drawings can produce an impact that hardly finds an echo in other mediums. Drawings have an endless range of styles as well, from quick sketches to realistic images. Bidsquare offers live auctioneers a fine example of diversity in vintage and antique drawings and watercolors at online auctions. Some of the classic pieces featured at auction on Bidsquare are created by famous artists like Remedios Varo, Armando Morales, George Dombek, Carlos Merida, Juan O’Gorman, Gustav Klimt, and many more.